1965 Ford Econoline Custom Van is Hell on Wheels!
If this horror film-themed van is a rockin’, someone might be getting murdered by a killer clown.
Just in time for Halloween we came across this horror show on wheels that is sure to give you the heebeegeebees. If it doesn’t, then you are in luck–it’s for sale! The 1965 Ford Econoline van isn’t the problem. It’s still a solid tank with a rebuilt engine that definitely delivers the thrills. The spookiness comes in the van’s custom body work. And there is a clown. An evil clown. Why did it have to be a clown?
We spotted the Ford van on Classic Cars for Sale. It is, unsurprisingly, a custom job. The current owner–who we’re hoping is a nice dude who is a film buff and not, y’know, Damien–built this baby in 2007. He tailor made the classic van as a rolling tribute to classic horror flicks Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street, and the films’ on-screen villains Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, respectively.
Double Feature Creature Show
The owner said that to create his hellscape, the van was “Soda-blasted down to the metal.” He applied Raptor bed liner and clear coated primer, an effect he says gives the van some sparkle. Inside, the vintage van has two skylights, and upgrades of new felt and rubber around the doors and windows. He did all the stenciling, which really ties together the theme. No matter how you feel about it, it’s definitely a passion project, or a cry for help. It’s the first rolling tribute van to Freddy and Jason we’ve ever seen. The current owner also says, “The van is a real eye-catcher and fun to drive.”
The Call is Coming From Inside the Van
Okay, we cannot ignore the obvious. This van has to be haunted. Why? Oh because it is populated with evil clowns that are included in the sale. We’re going to go ahead and say these knife-wielding Chuckys and mini-Pennywises are possessed and will go on to freak out anyone who dares enter this almost-windowless van.
In fact, in the back of the van there are decals of Freddy and Jason on the windows of the back doors that will be sure to give you a jump scare every time you look in the rear-view mirror. Was Michael Myers not available? But if that wasn’t enough to scare you silly, the van also has a Chucky doll and angry, murderous mannequin with bulging eyes lying in wait in the back.
There’s also stenciled artwork on the side doors that seem to say “Abandon hope all ye who enter here.” Seriously, if this van offers you free candy, run!
Hells bells, a lot of work went into modifying this 1965 Econoline into very cool ride. It is the Jekyll and Hyde of vans, as badass as it is good.
The eerie Econoline has a 302 cu in V8 paired to an automatic transmission, and was built to thrill. “The engine and trans came out of a car I raced,” says the seller. “There are about 10 runs on the motor. 12.40 motor and 10.99 on 100 shot of nitrous. Aluminum heads, 650 Demon carb, all forged parts. The trans is a C-4 built for nitrous. It’s a lot of motor for this van.”
It also has an electric fuel pump, fan, transmission cooler, water pup, and B&M ratchet shifter. The van runs on Cragar S/S wheels and BF Goodrich radial T/A tires with less than 100 miles in wear. The seller did remove the windshield motor so the wipers are not currently not working, but that’s an easy enough fix, the seller recommends a remote motor.
Highway to Hell
Despite the freaky style choices, this van is pretty killer. Um, we mean, it’s pretty cool. It offers some nice options including all-new autometer gauges, original seats, CD player, DVD player with 20″ screen, and all new upholstery. We are not going to comment on why that needed to be replaced.
If you are interested in this juxtaposition of a nicely modified van with deeply unsettling clowns and dolls included, this could be the van of your dreams, or nightmares. Check it out at Classic Cars for Sale…if you dare.
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